3DO begins shipping Army Men: Air Attack 2.
Today, 3DO confirmed that the company has started shipping the latest Army Men game for the Sony PlayStation, entitled Army Men - Air Attack 2. Shortly, the game is to be available in retailers in North America. The game is more strategic than you might expect, but still retains its thumb-twitching, button mashing action that made the series successful with many gamers. The title also features the promise of advanced environmental interaction by use of the helicopter winch function, which makes it possible for the gamer to grab hold of common items found in the household and turn them into weapons for use against your enemy.
The plot of the game revolves around General Plastro using portals which link our world and the world of the Army Men to gather larger quantities of plastic, which in turn would be used in his special troop-factories, in which his minions are produced. Baron von Beige, the General's hired help, has been told to stop the game's protagonist, Captain Blade and the Alpha Wolf Battalion, from interfering with the vile plans of General Plastro. A chill is being sent down my spine already. As childish as the plot may sound, the titles in this series typically feature quality gameplay, which in itself makes this one a possibility this holiday season.
11/6/2000 Bryan Keers